As per the Order of DHS, Government of Kerala dated 29thJuly ,has declared a pain and palliative care policy. According to the policy, Govt. of Kerala started Arogya Keralam palliative care project under the leadership of local self government. At present almost all Grama panchayats in Kerala have established palliative care projects.
The aim is to identify patients in need and to provide home care treatment for all bedridden and very sick patients. In general, palliative care improves the quality of life for people who have serious or life threatening illness. Palliative care taken into account the persons emotional, physical and spiritual needs.